A quick jog around the garden for me this morning. The sun is out, but the wind is getting up. Suddenly, most of the trees across the field at the back of our house are looking bare. I can’t hang around today as Ive a deadline to meet – having completed the first draft of my first OU Assignment, last week, peer feedback has indicated a re-write is required. I started yesterday by slashing 300+ words from the beginning! Who know where I’ll be the end of the day, but it’s got to go by Tuesday afternoon as we’re still expecting fibre broadband to be connected on Wednesday.
It’s been full-on in the garden this month as harvesting of potatoes, climbing beans and all things salad has continued. The freezer is slowly filling up with beans, and with foraged blackberries picked from hedgerows on our daily walk.
The weather has been ‘changeable’ (understatement) – which led to some lovely cloud formations – while Storm Francis battered the UK in the final week of the month. Damage in my garden was restricted to this pot of chard (past its best anyway), a tomato pot blown over but no damage, and a bent sunflower.
Bulbs, onion sets, and salad leaf/herb seeds have been ordered, though I’ve only received the seeds. The weed membrane for my allotment bed finally arrived, along with the tomato feed I’ve been trying to get hold of for months. (Note to self – stock up early next year).
Just when I thought it was safe to go back into the garden, another garden pest comes along to distract me. Initial research indicated a Japanese beetle; further research suggests a Garden Chaffer. It moved on before I could check its belly for spots.